African Reporter is a popular newspaper in South Africa, published from and headquartered in South Africa. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze African Reporter’s media bias and African Reporter’s factual reporting on the basis of its coverage, language used, presidential endorsements, media reports, research and blind surveys. We have also commented on the left or right biasedness of the African Reporter along with its factual accuracy.
Media Bias Analysis Summary
After thorough research, we will conclude whether the African Reporteris Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For African Reporter, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on African Reporter’s media bias. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media bias meter out of all the seven possible meters shown here.
Factual Reporting Summary
For commenting on the factual accuracy of the African Reporter, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if African Reporter has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of African Reporter. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.
A. African Reporter Media Bias Analysis
Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for African Reporter. We will observe, analyse and comment on the African Reporter language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of African Reporter’s editors, etc. to support our inference.
1. African Reporter Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines
We will rummage through previous headlines of African Reporter to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of African Reporter towards any side of the spectrum.
2. African Reporter Endorsement of President
Endorsement of presidential candidates in elections comments strongly about a newspaper’s affiliation towards left or right. We will look out for candidates that African Reporter has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support African Reporter’s political bias.
3. Political leader’s Criticism of African Reporter
A political leader’s frequent criticism of African Reporter will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised African Reporter in the past to support our arguments.
4. Allegations on African Reporter
Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against African Reporter by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if African Reporter is biased towards left, right or center.
5. Media Bias Articles from Research Papers, Institutions, etc.
Several reputed fact checking and media bias analytics organizations conduct thorough surveys and research to write about African Reporter media bias. To substantiate our claims about African Reporter’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.
6. Audience of African Reporter
The audience of African Reporter also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about African Reporter’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.
7. African Reporter’s controversial statements and tweets
Several newspapers make controversial statements or tweets on social media that reflect their affinity towards any ideology. We will flip through African Reporter social media accounts to look for clues that suggests African Reporter media bias.
8. Popular editors of African Reporter
Any popular person or editor associated with the African Reporter will also speak a lot about African Reporter’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of African Reporter that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.
9. African Reporter CEO’s political views
In this section, we will look if African Reporter CEO supports or sponsors any political party directly or indirectly. We will look for his tweets, statements, opinion pieces, and controversies that will take us towards African Reporter’s media bias.
B. African Reporter Factual Reporting Analysis
After African Reporter media bias, we will write about African Reporter’s factual reporting, to check whether African Reporter is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing African Reporter’s factual accuracies and will comment if African Reporter has ever published any false or misleading reports.
1. African Reporter’s misleading or false news articles
We will look for African Reporter’s previous history if it has ever intentionally or unintentionally published any fake news, false or misleading reports to influence audience. We will also write about false claims made by African Reporter in its Op-Ed or news section.
2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of African Reporter
Several fact-checking organizations including Politico, FactCheck, Snopes, Poynter, etc. conduct frequent fact-check on news articles published by newspapers. We will list down fact-checks that mentioned African Reporter to suggest if African Reporter has published false stories in the past or not.
3. Sources of African Reporter
Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by African Reporter in their news stories to find out if African Reporter is factually reliable or not.
C. African Reporter Reliability Ratings by Fact-Checking Organizations
Several organizations across the globe independently conduct thorough research and studies on the pattern of news coverage by mainstream media. These websites study the articles published by the news media with the help of professionals and rate them on the basis of bias and reliability. Under this section, we will find out what other fact-checking organizations and media monitors have to say about African Reporter.
D. History of African Reporter
African Reporter is based out of South Africa and primarily published from South Africa . In this section, we will comment about the history of African Reporter including African Reporter founder, African Reporter publisher, African Reporter circulation and African Reporter headquarters.
E. African Reporter Funding & Ownership
Under this section, mediabuzz will write about African Reporter’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how African Reporter’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.
F. Readers of African Reporter
Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers African Reporter enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of African Reporter audience.
G. African Reporter Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion
After a thorough analysis of African Reporter on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if African Reporter is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether African Reporter is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.